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The Oakland warehouse fire claimed at least three dozen lives this weekend.

Oakland 'Ghost Ship' fire: what happened and what's next

The Oakland warehouse fire claimed at least three dozen lives this weekend.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Angelenos who are into electronic dance music, or EDM, are in the right place, but it wasn’t always that way. Los Angeles used to be kind of an electronic music backwater.

L.A. is a New Hub for EDM

Angelenos who are into electronic dance music, or EDM, are in the right place, but it wasn’t always that way. Los Angeles used to be kind of an electronic music backwater.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from KCRW Features

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Central America this week. She told would-be migrants in Guatemala “do not come” (to the U.S.), which drew criticism from progressive democrats.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Today’s entire show looks deeply at the Boyle Heights neighborhood of LA.

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Josh Barro and Ken White discuss Michael Flynn’s talk of a coup, Trump’s wish for reinstatement, and Little RICO.

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President Joe Biden signed a bill into law today declaring June 19, commonly referred to as Juneteenth , a federal holiday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With the state’s color-coded reopening tiers riding off into the sunset, there’s no more social distancing, and masks in almost every indoor situation are being retired.

from KCRW Features

KCRW’s Press Play asked audience members to share one habit they’ve picked up in the past year that they hope to keep.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand